QUARTON opened his account over fences with a 10 length victory at Worcester a week ago. A penalty looks unlikely to prevent Evan Williams' charge following-up and he gets the nod to confirm running with third-placed Crescent Beach. The latter finished ahead of Darnborough when placed at the same track earlier while Julie Prince posted a better effort at Fontwell last time and further progress is expected from him. The remainder are hard to fancy on what little they've shown so far.
Quarton (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th, not fluent 8th, led and pecked slightly 2 out, stayed on well, clear final 200 yards, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Callhimwhatyouwant (11-4) by 10l, 5 ran.
Amen (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, struggling 7th, never a factor, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Baby Mix (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gf in Jun.
Julie Prince (IRE) 9-4fav (11-1) Tracked leader, blundered 3rd, led 4 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd place after last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Rudigreen (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
The Quantum Kid 22-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 14, 40l behind Oliver's Gold (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway 6th, outpaced after 8th, stayed on flat, no impression, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Quarton (10-10) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Darnborough (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Jumped right, chased leaders, hit 6th and reminders, lost place from next, weakened after 9th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Cap Elorn (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Novikov 20-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching last where blundered, 7th of 11, 31l behind Rudigreen (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.